RUSH: Geraldine Ferraro was talking to a newspaper somewhere out in California, and she said if Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position. If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position. Ladies and gentlemen, I maintain to you that the chaos that we sought to create and continue in the Democrat Party is a strategery that is working out flawlessly, brilliantly conceived, flawlessly executed strategery. The dirty little secret is here, that, if Geraldine Ferraro were not a woman, Mondale would have never named her, and everybody knows it. So who, once again, is it raising the race card and so forth? It’s Democrats, and this is the Hillary camp, and this is exactly what we suspected would happen, all these surrogates are out there with all these attacks on Obama. And Obama, by the way, is fighting back in some of these attacks. He’s getting a little aggressive now.
The Clintons and the Obamas and the vice presidential nod. We have audio sound bites. I told you about this when it happened yesterday, we finally got the sound bite for you. Obama was in Columbus, Mississippi, yesterday at a campaign event, and this is what he said.
OBAMA: They have been spending the last two, three weeks, you remember with that advertisement with the phone call telling — getting all their — the generals to say, ‘Well, we’re not sure he’s ready, I’m ready on day one, he may not be ready yet,’ but I don’t understand, if I’m not ready, how is it that you think I should be such a great vice president? Do you understand that? I was trying to explain to somebody awhile back the okey-doke. You all know the okey-doke? When somebody is trying to bamboozle you, when they’re trying to hoodwink you, you — ha — they are trying to hoodwink you.
RUSH: And you, too, buddy. You better keep a sharp eye out behind yourself. They’re trying to do more than hoodwink you. I mean they’re running around acting like they’ve won the nomination, like it’s a foregone conclusion that she should be the nominee, on top, and he should be on the bottom. Fast Eddie Rendell out there yesterday, ‘Of course, of course, she’s won states that already have 260 electoral votes.’ They’re throwing every rule — see, this is what I said earlier. There are no rules. As these redo’s with the Florida and Michigan primaries are going to illustrate, there are no rules in the Democrat Party. There are no rules in liberalism. That’s why there are no standards, so they can’t be held accountable to anything, you can’t call them hypocrites. There aren’t any rules, and if there are no rules then you can’t have rules that are broken, right? You just have traditions and customs. And what are some of the traditions and customs in the Democrat Party? Dead people vote two or three times. There are many such traditions and customs that are not at all rules violations. You have to understand this.
Obama is now just starting to find out about this. He thinks he has a majority of the delegates, and he’s gonna keep that majority, he’s gonna win. No. There are no such rules in the Democrat Party, otherwise there wouldn’t be superdelegates. What Obama doesn’t know is that his delegates don’t count a whit if the number of superdelegates Hillary can amass will over-number his pledged delegates combined with her pledged delegates. So the superdelegates — and of course there are no rules for them — they can do whatever they want, so we’re not talking rules here. We’re talking tradition, customs, and what’s one of the traditions of the Democrat Party, modern Democrat Party, Clintons run it. So why should we forsake tradition here? You got Geraldine Ferraro out there saying, hey, if he were a white guy, he wouldn’t even be here. Turn that around. He’s only here because he’s a black guy. That’s what Geraldine Ferraro said, a nice, upstanding, compassionate, thoughtful liberal. One more Obama before we go to the break, actually, two more. Here’s a portion of his continuing remarks.
OBAMA: With all due respect, I’ve won twice as many states as Senator Clinton. I’ve won more of the popular vote than Senator Clinton. I have more delegates than Senator Clinton. So I don’t know how somebody who’s in second place is offering the vice presidency to the person who’s in first place. I want everybody to be absolutely clear. I’m not running for vice president. I’m running for president of the United States of America.
RUSH: He’s confused here. Of course he’s right, according to rules, but there are no rules here. He was right about everything. He’s won more states, he’s won more delegates, he’s won more popular vote, and he doesn’t understand why he’s being offered the second spot. (laughing) There’s another custom or tradition in the modern Democrat Party, and it’s this: Whatever the Clintons want, they get. And why should we part with that? Can’t have these other little incidentals stand in the way. One more Obama.
OBAMA: When in the midst of a campaign you decide to throw the kitchen sink at your opponent because you’re behind, your campaign starts leaking photographs of me when I’m traveling overseas to make people afraid, that’s not real change.
RUSH: (laughing) ‘That’s not real change?’ Come on, Barry, you can do better than that.